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Narrator is a screen-reading app that's built into Windows 10, so there's nothing you need to download or install. This guide describes how to use Narrator with Windows so that you can start using apps, browsing the web, and more.

Narrator reads aloud the text on your PC screen. It also describes events such as notifications and calendar appointments, which lets you use your PC without a display. To start or stop Narrator, press Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter. To see all Narrator commands, press Caps Lock + F1 after you open Narrator. If your device has a touchscreen ...

Press the Windows logo key + Ctrl + N to open Narrator settings, and then turn on the toggle under Use Narrator.; Note: When you’re signing in or accessing some menus, the ease of access icon will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. Selecting the ease of access icon opens a menu with a toggle switch that you can use to turn Narrator on or off.

In Windows 10, press Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter on your keyboard. In earlier versions of Windows, you may need to press Windows logo key + Enter.; On the sign-in screen, select the Ease of access button in the lower-right corner, and turn on the toggle under Narrator.; Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Narrator, and then turn on the toggle under Use Narrator.

To read the previous sentence, press Narrator + Ctrl + M. Read text by word. To read the current word, press Narrator + K or Narrator + Ctrl + 5 (numeric keypad). When you press either command twice in a row, Narrator will spell the word. To read the next word, press Narrator + L or Narrator + Ctrl + Right arrow key.